Professional/Short course Practice Assessor

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
Six months
Primarily face-to-face with one online session
Course Director
Joanne Seal

15 credit level 6 or level 7 module

Page last updated 12 October 2023


You may be able to study these modules at Level 6 (BSc level) or Level 7 (Masters level) depending on your academic circumstances. Please contact the CPD Team or the Module Leader for advice if you are unsure which level would be best for you.

This 15 credit Practice Assessor module aims to provide you with theory and practical skills in order to facilitate learning and assess students in specialist and advanced healthcare practice. It replaces the Practice Teacher module and has been mapped to the NMC Standards for student supervision and assessment (2018) to fulfil the requirements for practice assessors.

The level 6 (UZVSKN-15-3) or level 7 (UZVSKP-15-M) module recognises the unique set of skills required in order to assess learners in specialist and advanced healthcare practice including but not limited to Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, District nursing, sexual health, or prescribing programmes.

Please contact the module leader if you would like to discuss the suitability of the module for you.

Using a spiral curriculum, this module builds on current knowledge by asking you to consider in more depth your knowledge and application of evidence based teaching and learning strategies, your accountability and leadership as an educator in your area of practice.

Entry requirements

You must be a registered healthcare practitioner or by agreement with the Module Lead. Although preferred but not essential, you should be supporting a healthcare professional student undertaking a post registration qualification.



The content of the module typically includes:

  • learning theory;
  • action and lesson planning;
  • assessment tools and theory;
  • models for delivering constructive feedback in advanced practice;
  • communication and coaching models;
  • accountability and understanding processes for supporting students who are not meeting expected standards.

You will be supported to critically reflect on and proactively develop your professional practice and knowledge in order to fulfil your role.

Learning and Teaching

A variety of approaches will be used which will include workshops, blended learning, case studies, formative peer and self-assessment, discussion, sharing good ideas and practice and reflection with the aim of continuously improving practice.


Study facilities

The College of Health, Science and Society has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

Get a feel for the Health Professions facilities we have on offer here from wherever you are.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

The cost for a 15 credit module in 2020/21 is £746.

Some places may be funded by HEE, please discuss with your organisation.


Please click on the Apply Now button to view dates.

How to apply

How to apply

Please click on the Apply Now button to apply for your CPD module, which you can take as a stand-alone course or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please read our Terms and Conditions.

Extra information

If the course you are applying for is fully online or blended learning, please note that you are expected to provide your own headsets/microphones.

For further information